Roggeveld Three

Plants photographed in the Roggeveld from G-K, Geissorhiza species to Kniphofia species are pictured below. More information about each species can be found on the appropriate genus page.


Geissorhiza heterostyla is usually found on stony clay slopes across a wide distribution of the South African Cape. Photographs by Cameron McMaster and Mary Sue Ittner were taken in the Komsberg and near Middelpos in September in different years.

Geissorhiza heterostyla, Komsberg, Cameron McMasterGeissorhiza heterostyla, Middelpos, Cameron McMasterGeissorhiza heterostyla, Komsberg, Mary Sue IttnerGeissorhiza heterostyla, Komsberg, Mary Sue IttnerGeissorhiza heterostyla, Komsberg, Mary Sue IttnerGeissorhiza heterostyla, Middelpos, Mary Sue Ittner

Gladiolus ceresianus grows on stony slopes and flats in clay soil from southern Namaqualand to the western Karoo and in the Roggeveld and Bokkeveld Plateau. The photo was taken by Cameron McMaster on the Matjiesfontein Sutherland road.

Gladiolus ceresianus, Cameron McMaster

Gladiolus karooicus is found from the Little Karoo to the Komsberg section of the Roggeveld Escarpment. Photos taken September 2011 by Cameron McMaster near Matjiesfontein.

Gladiolus karooicus, Cameron McMasterGladiolus karooicus, Cameron McMaster

Gladiolus pritzelii is found on rocky sandstone slopes in the northwest Cape. Photo taken by Cameron McMaster on Ouberg Road.

Gladiolus ceresianus, Cameron McMaster

Gladiolus splendens is found in rocky clay, mostly near streams in the Roggeveld and the Calvinia district. The photographs were taken by Mary Sue Ittner near Middelpos September 2006.

Gladiolus splendens, Mary Sue IttnerGladiolus splendens, Middelpos, Mary Sue Ittner

Gladiolus uysiae flowers late winter to early spring and can be found on clay slopes in renosterveld. Photos taken by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller near Middelpos September 2006. The last photo was taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Gladiolus uysiae, Mary Sue IttnerGladiolus uysiae, Bob RutemoellerGladiolus uysiae, Cameron McMaster

Gladiolus venustus is widely distributed across the interior of the winter rainfall areas of southern Africa where it is found in dry habitats on clay and sandstone slopes. The first two photos were taken near Middelpos by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller September 2006. The last two were taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Gladiolus venustus, Mary Sue IttnerGladiolus venustus, Middelpos, Bob RutemoellerGladiolus venustus, Middelpos, Cameron McMasterGladiolus venustus, Middelpos, Cameron McMaster

Hesperantha cucullata is found on sandy and shale slopes in the western Karoo and the northwest Cape from the Bokkeveld Plateau to the Biedouw valley. Photos taken by Cameron McMaster and Mary Sue Ittner near Middelpos.

Hesperantha cucullata, Middelpos, Cameron McMasterHesperantha cucullata, Middelpos, Mary Sue IttnerHesperantha cucullata, Middelpos, Mary Sue Ittner

Hesperantha humilis is found growing on sandstone and shale slopes, mainly in renosterveld. Photo taken by Cameron McMaster near Sutherland.

Hesperantha humilis, Cameron McMaster

Hesperantha marlothii grows in rocky areas of the Roggeveld and in the Northwest Cape. The first two photos taken late in the day in the Komsberg by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner September 2006. The last two were taken by Cameron McMaster near Middelpos.

Hesperantha marlothii, Bob RutemoellerHesperantha marlothii, Mary Sue IttnerHesperantha marlothii, Cameron McMasterHesperantha marlothii, Cameron McMaster

Hesperantha pilosa grows on sandstone soils from the Bokkeveld Mountains to the southwest Cape and into the western Karoo and flowers late winter into spring. Photo taken by Bob Rutemoeller in the Komsberg.

Hesperantha pilosa, Komsberg, Bob Rutemoeller

Hesperantha radiata grows on grassy heath and damp grassland, in sandstone, granite and clay soils, in fynbos and renosterveld from Namaqualand to Swaziland. Photos taken by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner near Middelpos September 2006.

Hesperantha radiata, Middelpos, Bob RutemoellerHesperantha radiata, Middelpos, Mary Sue Ittner

Holothrix aspera is found in deep sandy soils or rock pavements from Namaqualand and the western Karoo to Swellendam. Photographed by Mary Sue Ittner in the Komsberg.

Holothrix aspera, Komsberg, Mary Sue Ittner

Ixia marginifolia is found on stony slopes in renosterveld. Photographed near Middlepos by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner September 2006.

Ixia marginifolia, Bob RutemoellerIxia marginifolia, Mary Sue IttnerIxia marginifolia, Mary Sue Ittner

Ixia rapunculoides is found on mostly clay soils in renosterveld or karroid scrub in the Cape Province. Photographed in the Komsberg and Calvinia by Mary Sue Ittner September 2006.

Ixia rapunculoides, Komsberg, Mary Sue IttnerIxia rapunculoides, Calvinia, Mary Sue IttnerIxia rapunculoides, Calvinia, Mary Sue Ittner

Ixia trifolia is found on sandstone slopes in the Roggeveld Escarpment and flowers late winter into spring. Photographed in the Komsberg by Cameron McMaster

Ixia trifolia, Komsberg, Cameron McMasterIxia trifolia, Komsberg, Cameron McMaster

Kniphofia sarmentosa is found in mountain streams and moist hollows from the western Karoo to the Hex River mountains of South Africa. The first three photos were taken by Mary Sue Ittner on the way to Middelpos in August 2001 and again in September 2006. The last photo was taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Kniphofia sarmentosa, Mary Sue IttnerKniphofia sarmentosa, Mary Sue IttnerKniphofia sarmentosa, Mary Sue IttnerKniphofia sarmentosa, Cameron McMaster

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